April 30, 2008

Ashes and Flame

This image was captured in a temple near Himeji Japan.

The color and aura of the flame contrasts powerfully with the strength and depth of the vessel. I tried to adjust the properties of the image to highlight this tension.

As I balanced these elements the worn tatami mats surrounding the vessel paled to the color and texture of ash. The resulting pixograph depicts a narrative reflecting the transformational force of our being.

Or maybe it's just about art.

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